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Shalina Angola opens 17th Shop in Sumbe

On 4th September, Shalina opened its 17th shop in Angola at Sumbe which is the capital of Cuanza Sul province.

Anaemia – A serious condition that responds well to early treatment

As world blood donor day recently passed on June 14, we take a deep dive into anaemia, a blood condition that like many diseases and conditions can be more easily combated through awareness and early detection. Anaemia refers to a medical condition in which the blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells. It […]

Technology with a Personal Touch

Technology is at the forefront of medical innovation, not just in new product development but also systems and software to drive them. To this end, we embarked on a journey with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software: an incredible tool that supports in executing and guiding our sales and marketing efforts. As with any business, we […]

African Health is in their Hands

Children learn by doing, and habits adopted from an early age are practiced throughout life. Something as simple as correct hand techniques will be massively impactful, because handwashing is a critical component in eradicating communicable diseases. And where better to start than in schools? For over a decade, we have been presenting our school contact […]

Building Our Leaders for Tomorrow!

In pursuit of our Vision to be Sub-Saharan Africa’s Health Champion with brands that people love and trust, we believe that our people are our greatest asset.  We are proud of our global Shalina Family and constantly strive to invest in and enable our teams for new business challenges.  Last month we launched our first […]

Massive Malaria Movement Continues with World Malaria Day

In our ongoing quest to ensure that millions of people in Africa live healthier and happier lives, education about malaria is more critical than ever, especially as we focus our attention on the globally driven World Malaria Day. Malaria kills millions of people every year. Sadly, Africa, is the worst affected area in the world. […]

Interschools General Knowledge Knockout

We are steamrolling ahead with our continued campaigns in schools throughout Africa. The latest in our exciting initiatives is the Germol Inter-School Competition, pitting great young minds against each other on General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Personal Hygiene. Co-hosted with RTNC Channel, the hugely popular TV and radio broadcaster, we brought together 1000 students from […]

Broda Shaggi Entertains Us at Head Office

We started an exciting journey in 2019, collaborating with Broda Shaggi – a multi-talented entertainer, comedian and producer – to become our brand ambassador for Shal’Artem in Nigeria. Fast forward to present day 2022 where we finally played host to Broda Shaggi, along with our CEO, at our head office in Dubai. Malaria is a […]

Inaugural Rising Stars Award

The National Grand Finale of the Shalina Rising Stars Award took place on 29 March 2022. It was a full house of senior consultants, dignitaries, and resident doctors whom all added shine to the glamorous occasion. Visibly excited, Dr. Adebayo Olaolu narrowly came out tops amongst 60 entries in 36 institutions, to become the first-ever […]

CVD Grand Launch

We recently hosted the finest doctors at the CVD (cardiovascular disease) Grand Launch, including professors and heads of department from the top hospitals in Nigeria and West Africa.   Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are often called “silent killers” because heart attacks and strokes are a common first warning sign of an underlying disease. High blood pressure […]

Brand New Kalemie Depot

The province of Tanganuika in the DRC faces a challenge common to many provinces throughout the country. Variety and supply of products targeting common diseases are either unavailable or require patients to travel long distances for treatment. This is where we are focused on solving these accessibility challenges, most recently by opening our new depot […]

Multimodal Pain Management webinar

Pain management continues to be a major societal issue. To achieve optimal pain management, several guidelines from professional associations endorse the use of a multimodal approach for acute pain to reduce the risk of adverse effects and opioid consumption. Through this webinar, pain experts Dr. Milton Raff and Dr. Olusola Kayode, Idowu described the rationale […]

Optimising Surgical Outcomes through Video-based Learning webinar

On the 29th of July, we organized a live online session on “Optimising Surgical Outcomes through Video-based Learning”. This skill-enhancing webinar, where eminent laparoscopic, GI and general surgeons Dr. Roysuneel Patankar from India and Dr. Abubakar Muhammad from Nigeria presented the management of typhoid enteritis, perforation and surgical sepsis using surgical videos. Share, Educate and […]

Shalina Panel– Gastric Acidity 2021

The panel discussion established an interesting link between renowned drug researchers in pharmacy with expertise in antacids in-vitro studies and a gastroenterologist, as they correlate learnings from basic research to clinical outcomes. Antacids are primarily designed to neutralize gastric acid and still has a useful place in the treatment of numerous gastric complaints; it is […]

New branch in UVIRA, Democratic Republic of Congo

We are proud to announce that our new sales and distribution depot opened in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 18th of May 2021. This branch is our 18th depot in DRC and adds to nearly 50 sales and distribution depots that we have across Sub-Saharan Africa; more than any other pharmaceutical company operating in the […]

Shalina Rising Stars 2021

Shalina Healthcare organized the first edition of Shalina Rising Stars 2021, an academic oriented initiative for resident doctors, in association with Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. The objective of this program is to act as a knowledge sharing platform, to support and encourage upcoming Doctors to share their in-clinical experience. More than 100 doctors have […]

Shalina Webinar – Early Detection, Care and Control of Hypertension: a Community-Based Approach

May is the month to create awareness about the measurement of blood pressure (BP) and its importance in the management of Hypertension. Raised BP is the number one cause of preventable death worldwide. Only half of people with high BP know they have it. These deaths are PREVENTABLE. With this view in mind, a renowned […]

International Nurses Day 2021

Nurses are our sisters and brother, mothers and fathers, sons, daughters and loved ones. Today we have a chance to celebrate and remember them, and honour those who have lost their lives to protect ours. Share this post with a nurse you know and tag them! It takes one click to spread the message and show your […]

Shalina Webinar – A Panel Discussion to Mark World Malaria Day

Shalina Healthcare hosted a panel discussion to mark World Malaria Day. The Fight Against Malaria: Overcoming the Stall in Progress took place on Saturday, April 24th. This webinar featured a panel discussion on the importance of overcoming the obstacles in maintaining malaria interventions. Panelists shared insights on the fight against malaria across different regions in […]

Shalina Webinar – Keeping the Patient at the Center 2021

Hosting our 14th webinar, we hear from our expert speaker Dr. Raman Kumar on what it means to be truly patient-centred. As per the traditional “medical model”, patients are expected to fit in with the routines and practices that health services felt were most appropriate. However, in order to be patient-centered, healthcare services need to […]

Shalina Webinar – Characteristics & Management of Common Skin Disorders 2021

Shalina Healthcare hosted our 13th webinar session: “Characteristics & Management of Common Skin Disorders: A Pictorial Guide”. The webinar took place on Saturday, 20th February at 3:00 PM West Africa time. Skin disease is a common problem, and one of the most frequent reasons for consulting primary care teams. Most of the patients with skin […]

Shalina breaks new ground in an effort to create a Healthier Angola

t The 21s of January 2021 marked the culmination of three years of hard work as Casa Shalina (Shalina House) was officially opened at an inauguration ceremony attended by over 120 guests, including distinguished members of the Healthcare Industry. Located in Cacuaco, Luanda, this 10 000 square meter state-of-the-art facility is groundbreaking, with an unprecedented […]

Shalina Webinar – Acute Cough January 2021

In case you missed the first Shalina Healthcare webinar session of 2021 where Dr. Surya Kant Tripathi shed light on various crucial aspects of acute cough which took place on the 16th of January 2021. An acute cough is one of the most common complaints prompting patient visits to healthcare professionals. Despite the broad repercussions […]

Shalina Webinar – Critical Review in Strategies to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency Anemia

We at Shalina Healthcare hosted the 11th Webinar series session, which took place on Saturday, 28 November 2020. If you were unable to attend it live, you can watch it here. The 11th session was on “Critical Review in Strategies to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency Anemia,” with the guest speaker being Dr. Abhay Bhave […]

Shalina Webinar – Helicobacter pylori infection: African and International Perspectives

We at Shalina Healthcare hosted our 10th Webinar session in our Shalina Health series, which took place 24th October 2020, at 3 pm (West Africa Time). The previous president of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Dr. Philip Abraham as well as Prof.Adamu Alhaji Samaila who is Head of Dept. of Gastroenterology at Aminu Kano Teaching […]

Shalina Webinar- Strategies to limit Antibiotic Resistance and Improve Infectious Disease Control Webinar – 19 September 2020

We are pleased to bring you another Shalina Health Webinar episode.  In this 9th session, we are joined by an expert Doctor in infectious disease management, Dr Om Shrivastav M.D. Medicine. Dr Shrivastav discusses strategies to limit antibiotic resistance and to improve infection control. During times of health uncertainty, we remember how important the role […]

Shalina Webinar – Postpartum Hemorrhage 15 August

In this episode, we are grateful to be joined by Prof. Suchitra Pandit, a highly acclaimed doctor and former President of the Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecological Societies of India and accomplished contributor to the literature on this subject. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a widely prevalent health issue in developing economies and it is considered […]

Shalina Webinar – Malaria Elimination Current Status, Challenges and Strategies

Malaria remains a major disease of public health impact in Sub-Sahara Africa. This webinar is delivered by an eminent panel covering various crucial aspects of malaria. Prof. Ghosh (Former Head, ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, India) has wonderfully summarized the measures and advances in malaria treatment, research, and elimination challenges with glocal perspectives. Prof. Mokuolu […]

Shalina Webinar – “A Three Pronged Multimodal Attack for Control Pain” June 2020

We at Shalina Healthcare hosted our 6th Webinar session. The expert speaker for this webinar was Prof. K. D. Rainsford who covered the details of inflammation and pain mechanisms, and actions of analgesics and NSAIDs (+/- caffeine). This webinar has wonderfully covered the Concept of the “analgesic ceiling” as an intrinsic limitation to pain relief […]

Shalina Webinar – Management of patients with COVID19 16 May 2020

We at Shalina Healthcare have expanded our webinar series into 4 other African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya. The first webinar topic is “Management of patients with COVID19” and was hosted by Dr Sanjeev Mehta, a Senior chest physician from Mumbai, India. He is actively involved in the management of COVID19 cases in India […]

Shalina Webinar – COVID19 and Diabetes May 2020

On 1st May, we launched the first in our series of Medical Webinars for Africa. More than 700 doctors attended the live session to hear our host Dr Kapongo Remy, a specialist in Endocrinology.

Shalina Healthcare breaks new ground with the launch of its ‘Medical Webinars for Africa’ series

On 1st May, we launched the first in our series of Medical Webinars for Africa. More than 700 doctors attended the live session to hear our host Dr Kapongo Remy, a specialist in Endocrinology.

Shalina Healthcare investing in communities

Water is life

Shalina’s new warehouse in Abuja

Shalina Healthcare is growing from strength to strength in Nigeria, where the value proposition of ‘Quality, Affordability and Availability’ is being increasingly well received.

Shalina lauds young talent

Ms. Folashade Salako, a final year student of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), has won the 2019 Shalina Young Talent Award (SYTA)

Healthcare to the masses

Shalina is passionate about healthcare in Africa. Social responsibility is an essential component of both our vision and core values.

Inspired in Africa, now in Kenya

Shalina opens in Kenya, the end of a 35-year journey and the start of something great. When Mr Abbas Virji took to the stage …

Shalina opens in Maiduguri

Gregory Ameh Akpah, the Regional Manager- Abuja, is proud of Shalina’s new branch opening in Maiduguri, Nigeria. He feels that, “Given the economic condition

Fight against Counterfeits

Shalina Healthcare is a market leader in making quality healthcare products affordable and available across Africa. For the past 30 years and more, our brands

Shalina’s Expansion Continues

Shalina’s Distribution Expansion Continues 30 Mar 2018 To ensure accessibility of quality & affordable medicines, a new branch was opened in Likasi

Strategy offsite for Shalinites

Shalina Healthcare organized an offsite from 22nd – 24th February 2018 for its India leadership team. Challenging tasks and experiential learning helped to develop innovative thinking as well as build comraderie within the team. During the retreat, the team deliberated and articulated the strategic initiatives for the business in the coming financial year. This initiative […]

Expanding Shalina network in DRC

In line with Shalina Healthcare’s mission to make high quality healthcare products available across Africa, we opened a new shop in DRC, at Rond Point Ngaba, on 17th February 2018.  The opening of this shop is a step towards supporting millions of people in Africa lead healthier and happier lives.

Shalina CEOs Connect With Employees

Mr. Abbas Virji, CEO and Ms. Shalina Clifford, CEO connected live with more than 1,300 employees of the company across its geographical locations in Africa, India, China and Dubai. Purpose of the town hall was to connect with all Shalina team members and share business priorities and key highlights. The town hall helped every Shalinite […]

Shalina Healthcare FDI of more than US$16m approved by Angolan Government

Shalina Healthcare has signed an agreement with The Technical Unit for Private Investment (UTIP) in Angola.  UTIP is the Angolan Government agency that receives, analyses and recommends to the President of The Republic of Angola any foreign direct investment exceeding US$10m. Shalina plans to invest US$16m to build a new Shalina Distribution Centre. The new […]

Shalina deploys Microsoft Dynamics NAV as part of business strategy

Shalina Healthcare is implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV and LS Retail Point of Sale system across our businesses for the consolidation of systems and strategic transformation across the company’s operational landscape. This implementation will help to integrate the business processes and systems resulting in higher operational efficiency. Microsoft Dynamics-NAV solution is trusted by 2,200 companies and […]

Jejuri Capacity Expansion

Shalina is proud to announce the inauguration of its new ointment manufacturing facility on 3rd October 2016 at its plant in Pune, India. The state-of-the-art ointment manufacturing facility along with a dedicated warehousing block will enhance our monthly production capacity of creams to 13 million tubes and lotions to 3 million bottles. This expansion was […]

Expansion into Guinea Conakry

We are pleased to announce that Shalina Healthcare has received a significant number of product registrations from Guinea Conakry, in various categories including anti-infectives, anthelmintic, respiratory, gastro and anti-malarial. Guinea Conakry is the fourth Country in French West Africa, in which Shalina Healthcare now has its products registered. We started our expansion into the region […]

Shalina Products Registered in Gabon

As part of our expansion into French West Africa, a number of Shalina products are registered in Gabon. These products span our therapeutic categories and will allow Shalina to take a consolidated approach to sales in the region.

Shalina Healthcare Receives Movers & Shakers Award

Movers & Shakers Award – The ‘Asia HRD Congress Awards 2015’ committee has recognized Shalina Healthcare for being an equal opportunity employer and practices in turning the company into a high performing organization in all its operating locations, across the UAE, India, China and Africa.  The award was received by Mr. Abbas Virji, CEO at […]

Accelerating Growth: 2015-16 Kick-Off Meeting

From 27th to 29th April, the senior leadership team and African business managers of Shalina Healthcare met in Dubai, to kick off the new financial year. The theme for the year was announced as ‘Accelerating Growth’, building on the steady growth that we’ve seen in recent years. We looked at learnings from the prior financial […]

Counterfeit Shalina Medicines Seized in China

On 21st April 2014, it was reported by a Chinese Investigating Consultancy that almost 96 cartons suspected fake Diproson lotion will be delivered from Yiwu City to Guangzhou for exports. Shalina immediately contacted the authorities and arranged for a raid against the logistics company. PSB (Police Security Bureau) and FDA officials conducted a raid at […]

Expanding Shalina Network Across DRC

Shalina opened its eighth and ninth depots in DRC. One depot was opened in the province of Bas Congo (western DRC). The inauguration ceremony was attended by Honourable Vice Governor of Bas Congo Province, Mr Atou Matubuana Nkuluki, along with other government dignitaries. This Shalina depot will help provide quality medicines to the people of […]

87th ACSZ Trade Fair in Zambia

The 87th Agriculture and Commercial Society of Zambia (ACSZ) Trade Fair was held from 1st August till 5th Aug’13. The theme of fair was – “Business in a Changing Environment”. Various seminars were held during the trade fair. The seminars dealt with the economic policies and investment climate in Zambia in which Government organizations such […]

Shalina Nigeria Participates in 85th PSN Conference

Shalina Healthcare, Nigeria participated in the 85th Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, held at Abeokuta-Ogun State from 6th to 9th Nov’12. Polygel suspension taste campaign and Magnavit scratch & win contests were carried out to create interest amongst the conference delegates. Product samples and branded merchandise were also distributed amongst the […]

Cevite 1000mg Effervescent Launch

Angola was the first operational unit of Shalina Healthcare to launch Cevite 1000 Effervescent Tablets a line extension of the popular “CEVITE” brand in Sep’12. During the launch, a taste campaign was carried out by Angola OU in which Cevite sampling stations were put up in our wholesale shops to gain attention of customers towards […]

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Shalina has now achieved NS-EN ISO 9001:2008/ ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. Shalina has always emphasized on quality of the products. Shalina has now achieved NS-EN ISO 9001:2008/ ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system as a manufacturer and exporter of human medicines. It has a cGMP-compliant manufacturing facility located at Jejuri near […]

WHO – cGMP Certification Renewal

The mission of Shalina Healthcare is to ensure availability of quality products at affordable prices to the people of Sub-Saharan Africa. It has a cGMP-compliant manufacturing facility located at Jejuri near Mumbai, India. The facility is wholly owned by Shalina and conforms to WHO-cGMP norms. In keeping with its commitment to the highest quality standards, […]

Benguela International Fair

Africa Pharmacy participated in the Feira International de Benguela (Benguela International Fair) between 16th and 20th May 2012 held at the Ombaka Stadium in Benguela, Angola. The participants included 186 reputed Angolan and Multinational companies including Consumer product distributors. Along with numerous visitors, the Angolan National basketball team also visited the stall and appreciated the […]

Nigeria Business Conference

The 1st Annual Business Conference of Shalina Healthcare Nigeria 2012-13 was held from 11th to 13th Apr’12 at IITA, Ibadan. The objective of the conference was to align the field force with the Country sales objectives, commercial policies & product strategies for year 2012-13. The Field forces received training and participated in interactive sessions on […]

GMA & GPAA Participation, Ghana

Socomex Pharmacy, Ghana (a subsidiary of Shalina Healthcare) has participated in two of the major Conferences. The Annual Conference of Ghana Medical Association (GMA) which started from 2nd Nov’11 and continued till 6th Nov’11. Followed by the 9th Annual General Conference of Ghana Physician Assistants (Medical) Association (GPAA) which was held from 15th to 19th […]

PSN Conference Participation

Socomex Nigeria Limited (a Shalina Healthcare subsidiary) participated in the 84th Annual National Conference of the Pharmacist Society of Nigeria (PSN), held in Enugu from 31st Oct’ 11 to 4th Nov’ 11. The conference was attended by over 2000 members of the PSN. The Shalina team provided a display stall offering product information to the […]

New Depot in Uige, Angola

Uige in Angola was badly affected by the 23 years civil war.  Shalina establishes operations in Uige in 2011 and the population has access to Shalina’s quality medicines at affordable price.

New Product Launches

We are pleased to launch L-Artem Forte tablets & Ibucap Forte capsules.  These launches will provide more economical options to our customers in the pain and anti-malarial therapeutic segments. L-Artem Forte tablets are a double action anti-malarial and one of the preferred artemisinin combination therapies used across Africa for the treatment of uncomplicated multi-drug resistant malaria. The […]

DRC MOH Visits India SHL factory

With regulatory mechanisms getting streamlined across countries in Africa, inspection and certification of manufacturing sources are becoming an important prerequisite for the product registration process for an importing country. A delegation from the Ministry of Health DRC visited our Jejuri plant for a routine inspection. Pharmacist Clement Wuteji Wa Lofembe who is the Chief of […]

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